Volunteer success stories archive

Outer Aylesbury Ring waymark

Outer Aylesbury Ring route opened

03 June 2013

A new 53 mile walking route created by the Aylesbury Ramblers to circumnavigate Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was officially opened in May.

Waymark post Bidulph Ramblers large

Ramblers waymark success

24 May 2013

The Biddulph Ramblers have been working closely with Staffordshire Council to bring about vast improvements in the footpath network in North Staffordshire. In just one parish alone they have been responsible for nearly 800 waymarkers.

Gwynedd on Foot

Gwynedd on Foot

17 April 2013

Caernarfon and Dwyfor Ramblers have recently brought the work they do together under a project, ‘Gwynedd on Foot’ with the aim of delivering even more positive results for local communities.

50th 'Donate a Gate' installed on Isle of Wight

50th ‘Donate a Gate’ installed by Isle of Wight Ramblers

21 March 2013

The Isle of Wight Ramblers officially opened the 50th gate donated by the public this week, cutting the ribbon on a gate installed on the footpath near St Helens Church on the East side of the Island.

Walking along the Inverclyde coast

Inverclyde Ramblers help secure funding for coast path

28 February 2013

The Inverclyde Ramblers have helped Inverclyde Council secure £375,000 from the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund to develop a coastal trail from Wemyss Bay to Langbank as a heritage project.

Silver Slashers

Silver Slashers keep Anglesey’s paths clear for over 5 Years

14 January 2013

Last Friday (11 January) Benedict Southworth, Ramblers Chief Executive, visited Anglesey’s ‘Silver Slashers’ to celebrate the opening of a new boardwalk and see firsthand their dedicated work to keep the countryside open for walkers.

Flintshire new stile

Flintshire path success

26 November 2012

In the late 1980s a footpath survey was carried out in the Community of Whitford in Flintshire. This found that 76% of the paths were either “obstructed or difficult to use”. As a result the local Ramblers began a campaign to get the paths open.

Dylan Thomas Community School path maintenance

Welsh students lend a hand to practical pathwork

03 July 2012

Pupils from the Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea showed their support for walking in Britain during May by undertaking a series of practical pathwork sessions near Port Eynon.

Swansea new volunteers

120 new volunteers

28 June 2012

A total of 120 Welsh Baccalaureate students from Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea participated in voluntary work over two weeks during late May 2012.

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south wiltshire heavy gang in action

Meet our volunteers

The South Wiltshire Ramblers, ‘Heavy Gang,’ have been keeping paths open for 25 years. Find out what makes them an award winning team.

South Wiltshire Heavy Gang

Map of path successes

See what paths our volunteers have successfully unblocked, created and saved.